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The Future Is History

Author : Masha Gessen
ISBN : 9781783784011
Genre : Political Science
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In The Future is History Masha Gessen follows the lives of four Russians, born as the Soviet Union crumbled, at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children or grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own - as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers and writers, sexual and social beings. Gessen charts their paths not only against the machinations of the regime that would seek to crush them all (censorship, intimidation, violence) but also against the war it waged on understanding itself, ensuring the unobstructed emergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. The Future is History is a powerful and urgent cautionary tale by contemporary Russia's most fearless inquisitor.

Earth Miniseries

Author : Gabriel Dica
ISBN : 1530207258
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When an accomplished explorer is recruited to find the truth behind a mysterious area, he inadvertently stumbles in the middle of a hundreds of years old plan that would make an entire race extinct. A dark and deeply corrupt Earth, all but destroyed by millennia of human ignorance, is already on borrowed time. Having exhausted all other possibilities, our final chance for survival lies with an extreme solution. We have the technology, we've gathered the resources, the path to survival is clear... but things are never that simple. Two opposing factions are locked in a bloody war, their moral values constantly clashing to the detriment of the entire human population. Time is running out and both parties are employing increasingly desperate tactics in their struggle for power. This is s a story about how our decisions today will affect the lives of our grandchildren tomorrow. A story about us. Humans. Mankind. About our way of life. About our ignorance today and how a defective mindset will affect the future of our culture. A story about pollution and war, about corruption and selfishness. It's my hope that by telling a compelling story about the future, I can make you think more carefuly about today's problems.


Author : C. Anguslaz Anokwute
ISBN : 1986582337
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Umuaka is one of the most populous, prosperous, popular and vibrant Communities in Igbo land and Nigeria in general. Indeed, Umuaka once hosted the popular Radio Biafra (or Biafra Broadcasting Station and the by extention, the Ministry of Information) and was an important town during the Biafra days. The community prior to the Nigerian Civil War was one of the major towns in the then old Orlu Division of the former Eastern Nigeria. The area together with Owerri, Okigwe and Awka were regarded as the Igbo heart land. Today, it is indeed among the top ten most important towns in Imo State. Geographically, Umuaka is strategically located in the present day Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria: and is almost mid-way between Orlu and Owerri, along the popular Orlu-Owerri Express Way. Umuaka is bounded on the North by the Njaba River and Ekwe Town, on the South by Orodo, East by Amurie-Omanze, and while in the West the community shares boundary with Afara (and Otura) in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State. Umuaka is indeed large and densely populated, having a landmass of about 10.5 Square Kilometers. Today, the town is one of the five largest towns or cities in Imo State, with a population of well over five hundred thousand inhabitants. This is in addition to the reasonable number of visitors converging in the town every day for political, economic and social activities. The entities that originally make up Umuaka Community (most of which are now autonomous groups) are: Uba, Isiozi, Achara, Amiyi, Ibele, Umuele, Ugbele, Amakor, Obeakpu and Amafor (Obinwanne).

What The Future Holds

Author : Richard N. Cooper
ISBN : 0262532042
Genre : Business & Economics
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Social scientists from various disciplines discuss and offer predictions about the future. Predicting the future is notoriously difficult. But systematic analysis leads to clearer understanding and wiser decisions. Thinking about the future also makes social scientists focus their research into the past and present more fruitfully, with more attention to key predictors of change. This book considers how we might think intelligently about the future. Taking different methodological approaches, well-known specialists forecast likely future developments and trends in human life. The questions they address include: How many humans will there be? Will there be enough energy? How will climate change affect our lives? What patterns of work will exist? How will government work at the local, national, and world level? Will inflation remain under control? Why have past forecasts been so bad? The book concludes with a discussion of the intellectual and historical context of futurology and a look at the accuracy of predictions that were made for the year 2000. Jed.

What Is History For

Author : Beverley Southgate
ISBN : 9781134267224
Genre : History
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An experienced author of history and theory presents this examination of the purpose of history at a time when recent debates have rendered the question 'what is history for?' of utmost importance. Charting the development of historical studies and examining how history has been used, this study is exceptional in its focus on the future of the subject as well as its past. It is argued that history in the twenty-first century must adopt a radical and morally therapeutic role instead of studying for 'its own sake'. Providing examples of his vision of 'history in post-modernity', Beverley Southgate focuses on the work of four major historians, including up-to-date publications: Robert A. Rosenstone's study of Americans living in nineteenth-century Japan Peter Novick's work on the Holocaust Sven Lindgvist's A History of Bombing Tzvetan Todorov's recently published work on the twentieth century. This makes compulsive reading for all students of history, cultural studies and the general reader, as notions of historical truth and the reality of the past are questioned, and it becomes vital to rethink history's function and renegotiate its uses for the postmodern age.

Visions Of The Future In Comics

Author : Francesco-Alessio Ursini
ISBN : 9781476668017
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors’ (and readers’) hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors investigate portrayals in different stylistic traditions—manga, bande desinées—from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The picture that emerges documents the elaborate storylines and complex universes comics creators have been crafting for decades.

On What Is History

Author : Keith Jenkins
ISBN : 0415097258
Genre : History
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On `What is History?' provides a student introduction to contemporary historiographical debates. Carr and Elton are still the starting point for the vast majority of introductory courses on the nature of history. Building on his highly successful Rethinking History, Keith Jenkins explores in greater detail the influence of these key figures. He argues that historians need to move beyond their `modernist' thinking and embrace the postmodern-type approaches of thinkers such as Richard Rorty and Hayden White. Through its radical critique of Carr and Elton and its championing of Rorty and White, On `What is History'? represents a significant development for introductory studies on the nature of history.

Walter Benjamin And History

Author : Andrew Benjamin
ISBN : 9781847143303
Genre : Philosophy
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Walter Benjamin's collection of fragments, Theses on the Philosophy of History, play a determining role in how his thought is understood, as well as in the debate about the interplay between politics, history and time. Walter Benjamin and History is the first volume to give access to the themes and problems raised by the Theses, providing valuable exegetical and historical work on the text. The essays collected here are all the work of noted Benjamin scholars, and pursue the themes central to the Theses.

Thomas Jefferson Time And History

Author : Hannah Spahn
ISBN : 9780813931685
Genre : History
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Beginning with the famous opening to the Declaration of Independence ("When in the course of human events..."), almost all of Thomas Jefferson’s writings include creative, stylistically and philosophically complex references to time and history. Although best known for his "forward-looking" statements envisioning future progress, Jefferson was in fact deeply concerned with the problem of coming to terms with the impending loss or fragmentation of the past. As Hannah Spahn shows in Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History, his efforts to promote an exceptionalist interpretation of the United States as the first nation to escape from the "crimes and calamities" of European history were complicated both by his doubts about the outcome of the American experiment and by his skepticism about the methods and morals of eighteenth-century philosophical history. Spahn approaches the conundrum of Jefferson’s Janus-faced, equally forward- and backward-oriented thought by discussing it less as a matter of personal contradiction and paradox than as the expression of a late Newtonian Enlightenment, in a period between ancient and modern modes of explaining change in time. She follows Jefferson in his creation of an influential narrative of American and global history over the course of half a century, opening avenues into a temporal and historical imagination that was different from ours, and offering new assessments of the solutions Jefferson and his generation found (or failed to find) to central moral and political problems like slavery.

Strategy And History

Author : Colin S. Gray
ISBN : 9781134169641
Genre : History
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Strategy and History comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for today and the future. Each essay in this book is really about strategy in the modern world, and reflects the many dimensions of this complex subject. This book covers a wide range of subjects and historical events, but there are key issues covered throughout: being strategic the consequences of actions a respect for Clausewitz’s theory of war historical dependency the importance of geography being critical of enthusiasm for technology over human factors the primacy of politics. This important publication provides an invaluable insight into the development of strategic studies over the past 30 years from one of the world's leading theorists and practitioners of the subject. The book will be of great interest to all students and analysts of strategy and international studies.

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